See All the Brown Models on the 2016 Victoria's Secret Runway

US model Jasmine Tookes presents the $3 Million 2016 Bright Night Fantasy Bra during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016.  / AFP / Martin BUREAU / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

See All the Brown Models on the 2016 Victoria's Secret Runway

Your favorite VS Angels — plus some new faces.

Published December 1, 2016

More women of color walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year than ever before. They include some VS regulars like Jasmine Tookes, Joan Smalls and Maria Borges, but also a few new faces. Also note that three of the ladies sported their natural hair on the runway. We're for all of this #BrownGirlMagic!

To get to know these beautiful brown models before the show airs on December 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, scroll down below.

 

  1. Dilone
    (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    This is also her first VS show. She’s from Long Island, New York, and has done plenty of campaigns for major brands, as well as walking for brands like Chloé.

  2. Joan Smalls
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    We know you’ve seen this face before. The Puerto Rican model is one of the highest-paid in the world. She was even featured as part of Beyoncé’s model girl gang in the singer’s music video for “Yoncé.”

  3. Kelly Gale

    The 21 year-old model is of Indian descent. She's mostly known for playing Enrique Iglesias' love interest in  his music video for "Duele el Corazón".

  4. Cindy Bruna
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    The French model is a VS fashion show veteran. She’s been walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since 2013.

  5. Maria Borges
    (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    The Angolan model was the first ever model to walk the VS runway rocking her natural hair last year. This is her third year in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

  6. Alanna Arrington
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    This will be the model’s first VS runway show. She previously walked Mulberry and Joseph Altuzarra. Fun fact: She’s a self-proclaimed Harry Potter stan.

  7. Jasmine Tookes
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    The 25-year-old Angel is wearing this year's $3 million Bright Night Fantasy Bra designed by Eddie Borgo with hand-crafted with jewels by AWMouzannar. “I have, like, a little alter-ego, because I am normally very quiet and laid-back, but when I get on the runway, I just want to try to be very powerful and really give it my all,” she said upon receiving the honor.

  8. Zuri Tibby
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    At 21, she’s new to the Victoria's Secret scene, and is now one of faces of the VS Pink brand.

  9. Leomie Anderson
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    If you indulge in British reality TV shows, you might remember her in The Model Agency. She also vlogs on YouTube.

  10. Herieth Paul
    (Photo: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Tanzanian model who has walked for big names like Diane von Fûrstenberg and Tom Ford in the past, but this is her first year in the VS runway show.

  11. Lameka Fox
    (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    This beauty was discovered through Instagram in a competition. She was bought up raising horses in Maryland.

  12. Jourdana Phillips
    (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    The Texas native stands out on the VS runway with her short, bleached hair. This is also her first time in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. 

  13. Lais Ribeiro
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

    She’s  the newest Angel to hail from Brazil and has walked the runways for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and many more. She stands 6-foot-1.

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

(Photo: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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